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MG 42 Armorers Manual - WW2 Military Issue
HDv 181/7 - Untersuchung und Instandsetzung des Infanteriegerates, Teil 7 - Waffentechnisches Handbuch fur MG42
Inspection and Repair of the Infantry Devices, Part 7 - Weapon Technical Handbook for the MG42.
With 34 illustrations in 140 pages, it is packed full of inspection and repair instructions for the Waffenmeister.
This 1944 dated manual states that it is current to 4/1/1944 with all updates and revisions to that date.
It is the only true German MG42 armorers manual that the author has seen.
This contains dimension drawings for making pressure plate, extractor, sightline and headspace gauges,
other home-made tools, how to perform repairs and inspections, how to reinforce the stocks
(including making and installing the not-often-seen straps on the corners of the wood stocks),
and has many pages of tables on troubleshooting.
Sighting in is explained in depth, and if it can go wrong, from cracks behind the Cam Piece to worn out parts, it is in here.
The actual contents are far more than what is listed on the contents page..
It also contains 7 pages on the operation and disassembly of the MG42 Lafette, and has a few pages of tables showing pin,
rivet and coil spring dimensions.
This manual is the most technically detailed manual for the MG42 available.
arning! This it is not an operators manual. If you need basic information about how the MG42 functions,
this is not the manual to get first. This manual assumes that you have a working knowledge of the MG42,
and already know the names of the parts. It does not have pictures of how to wear the split strap, or assemble the bolt.
A Waffenmeister would already know that. It was not written for an MG newbie who does not understand how the gun works.
It is a manual for the person fixing the problems, not for the shooter.
The author emphasizes this because he does not want someone buying it and being discouraged because the manual
does not explain the basics the armorer would already know.
Suggested prior reading includes the HDv 241, Merkblatt 41/18, and/or the HDv 216/6 as a minimum.
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Table of Contents --- page 18 --- page 52

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MG 42 Operator Manual - Military Issue - PDV 918 - Maschinengewehr, 7.62 x 51
This 76 page manual dates from the 1960-70 era according to an email the author received.
It was retired from service in 1990. It is for the MG 1, which was the post war production model
of the weapon in 7.62 x 51 (.308), and the MG 2, which was the MG42 converted to 7.62 x 51.
If you are building a semi-auto or bought a parts kit, this one is for you.
This manual shows exploded diagrams of all the parts, pins, springs,
little pieces, big pieces, rivets, and screws that make the MG.
Exploded parts pictures include the grip with trigger and safety, muzzle booster and front sight with
detent levers, rear sight assembly, bolt, barrel change door, top cover,
charging handle, recuperator, stock, bipod, and buffer.
This manual will let you know what it is you have in your parts kit, where it goes, and what is missing.
It also explains how the weapon works, and has 5 pages on stoppages.
Hate to keep saying it, but if you like the MG 42 / MG1 / MG2 / MG3 series, this is another must have manual.
It is the only manual with the exploded diagrams of every part, not just a parts list with a chart.
Page 24 below shows one exploded diagram. The others are the same style.
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Table of Contents --- pages 24 --- pages 38

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MG 42 Operator Manual - WW2 Military Issue -- H.Dv. 241
Ausbildungsvorschrift fur das MG. 42 als le. u. s. MG. (Waffenausbildung)
Instruction Manual for the MG. 42 as a light and heavy MG. (Weapon Training).
This is a fine, late war manual, dated Sept. 15, 1944. Originally 144 pages in a pocket size book,
it is reformatted to 112 larger pages with a larger type size to make it easier to read.
170 pictures, with excellent details that are not in any of the other translated manuals.
This even shows how to use the Extractor Changer tool, and has an excellent section about stoppages (jams),
causes and clearing. This is another must have MG-42 manual.
This manual leans more to educating the operator about how to maintain and care for the MG in real-world/combat situations.
The H.Dv. 216/6 manual has more about how the weapon technically operates (recuperator, recoil booster,
bolt functions, feed, etc.). They do not overlap too much - both together would be an excellent choice.
If you need exploded diagrams of all parts, then PDV 918 (above) is for you.
According to page 2 of this manual, the manual Merkblatt 41/18 was also to be in effect when this manual was issued.
The Merkblatt 41/18 manual. ($14) is listed below.
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Table of Contents --- pages 45 --- pages 51 --- pages 74 --- pages 100

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MG 42 Operator Manual - 1956 Military Issue
H.Dv. 216/6 - Das Maschinengewehr 42, for the M.G. 42, translated to English.
This manual was published in 1956. Part I has many graphics showing the complete disassembly and assembly of the MG42,
right down to taking the cocking handle out and detailed assembly of the bolt, including the spring-loaded bolt catch.
It also has information about the different nozzle sizes required for 8mm and NATO 7.62 ammunition, and 7.62 cartridge data.
It contains a very detailed description of the sequence of operation, including full graphics of how the recoil booster, recuperator,
trigger, and bolt function in detail. This single volume has a Part I and Part II.
Part II contains a full parts list, and many diagrams of the sub-assemblies and individual parts.
Part I - 80 pages, Part II - 40 pages, 120 pages total. If you are only going to get one of the translated MG42 manuals,
this should be it so that you can fully understand the sequence of operation.
The MG42 is a complicated weapon that demands understanding to operate successfully,
and this manual explains how it all works.
For the owner of an MG42 in either semi or full-auto, you should consider this manual to be a must have.
If you are building a semi-auto MG42 or have a parts kit, PDV 918 (above) should also be one of your choices.
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Table of Contents --- page 31 --- page 49 --- page 51 --- page 55
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MG 42 Operators Manual - WW2 German Issue
Merkblatt 41/18 - Anleitung fur die handhabung und Bedienung des M.G. 42 als leichtes und schweres Maschinengewehr
Instruction for the Handling and Operation of the M.G. 42 as a light and heavy Machinegun.
The first edition of this manual was dated March 15, 1943. It was a good manual and did contain information that was not
found in any of the other manuals, but the odd thing about it was that there were no pictures.
The author recently found the 1944 edition of this same manual.
The difference between the two was some updated text, and the addition of nine pictures.
This revised manual is very informative about the operation, use, and care of the M.G. 42,
and the early pictures show the muzzle brake (not the later flash hider).
The muzzle brake is not mentioned in the text, but is shown in the pictures of the gun.
This also contains troubleshooting tables, while the overshooting tables are in the Appendices.
Paperback, 8.5"h x 5.5"w, 56 pages. An original wartime manual.
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Table of Contents --- pages 11 and 46
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MG 42 Operators Manual - WW2 Military Issue

D166/1 - Maschinengewehr 42, The M.G. 42, Description, Operation, and Care. Sept. 2, 1943. Paperback, 56 pages
With all the basics for the MG 42 user, several pictures of the various mounts, full parts breakdowns,
and a complete parts list with even the wire sizes of the springs, and diagrams listing the individual parts.
An original wartime manual. This one is worth buying just for the parts listings and spring sizes.

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Table of Contents --- Table of Figures --- page 22 --- page 29 --- page 42
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MG 42 Indirect Aiming Manual - WW2 German Issue

Das indirekte Richten der schweren Maschinengewehre - Indirect Aiming of the heavy Machinegun.
We all knew the MGZ and MGZ 40 telescopic sights could do a lot more than just aim at the target.
This manual explains the need for the telescopic sight to pivot fully around and how that is used for indirect fire.
It is not specifically written as an MGZ manual,
but a lot of questions are answered about the extra capabilities the lafette mounted scopes have.
This manual also gives some detail about how to set up the searching fire mechanism, how the aiming circle is used and set up,
how to use the measuring triangle (the complicated aluminum double disk device with extended legs) for plotting, aiming stakes,
and the deckungswinkelmesser (cover slope measurer).
The most interesting moment was when the author realized how the mebdreieck (aluminum measuring triangle) actually worked.
What a neat piece of equipment: Algebra can be used to find the length of the other two sides of a triangle.
If you know the length of one side and two angles. We used to do that in our high school math classes.
The measuring triangle is a triangulation slide rule, made for determining the distance to the target for precise
ranging by using an aiming circle and an MGZ to determine two angles,
and measuring one side by stepping it off or using the distance measurer.
About 8.5" H x 7" W. As the manual lays open, the left page has two descriptions which are
associated with the two illustrations on the right page.
There are 86 illustrations. 92 pages total.
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Original Cover --- Table of Contents --- pages 27, 28 --- pages 31, 32
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MG 42 Lafette Operator Manual -- MG 34 and MG 42 Lafette Manual - WW2 Military Issue
The wartime MG34 Lafette manual was used for the MG42 Lafette.
Other than the way the gun itself is mounted, they are the same Lafette.
Later MG42 manuals refer the reader to the MG34 Lafette manual as there was no separate MG42 Lafette manual issued.

D 124/2 - The Maschinengewehr M.G. 34 Lafette 34. The Ground Tripod, Description, Operation and Care. March 5, 1943.
Complete description and operation of the ground tripod including the setup and mechanics of the Searching Fire Device.
Optics are not included in this manual. Paperback, 44 pages. An original wartime manual.
This Lafette (ground mount) is the same as for the MG42, with the exception of how the weapon is mounted to the Tripod.
According to the 1944 MG42 armorer's manual (above), there wasn't a separate MG42 Lafette manual,
this MG34 Lafette manual was the only one issued and was to be referred to for the MG42 Lafette.
The searching fire device and Lafette is the same for both the 34 and 42 Lafette and its operation is detailed in this manual.
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Table of Contents --- Table of Figures --- pages 27 --- pages 38, 39
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MG 74 Operator Manual - Modern Austrian Military Issue

Ausbildungsvorschrift fur das Bundesheer - Instruction Manual for the Federal Army. The MG 74 is the Austrian version of the MG 42.
There are some differences, namely the bolt and sights, and a special trigger group that allows single fire.
The Lafette mount is quite a unique piece of hardware too. It is all explained in this 1978 dated military issued manual.
120 pages, plus a fold-out picture in the back
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Table of Contents --- page 23 --- page 102
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MG 3 Operator Manual - Modern Military Issue --- ZDv 3/14 - Das Maschinengewehr MG3
This is the most detailed and extensive manual available for the MG3, which is the direct descendant of the MG42.
204 pages, 8 pages with color diagrams showing the operation of the feed, bolt, and trigger assemblies,
with many illustrations showing usage, proper carry technique, how the belt loader works, how to use the AA tripod,
the ring mount and the air/ground mount for vehicles, the field lafette, how to conduct inspections, how to use the night vision
and infra-red scopes, how to use the shell extractor tool for removing ruptured and stuck cases... you get the idea.
See the table of contents for a full listing. This manual is 7/16inch. (1.1 cm) thick,
and is the most comprehensive manual available. Includes 3 fold-out pages.
All graphics are copied from the original manual, and are as clear as the original,
which was in service and updated until 1990.
An outstanding value, this manual also covers the MG3 plastic drum and clip-on belt box,
the modern feed tray, the blank firing device and training cartridge device.
All these accessories are available on the surplus market for this gun.
The Germans left nothing to question about the MG 3 with this manual.
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Table of Contents --- page 25 --- page 34 --- page 119 --- page 126
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MG 3 / 3A1 Operators Manual - Modern Military Issue
Maschinengewehr MG 3 und MG 3A1 - Machinegun MG 3 and MG 3A1.
The Bundswehr Manual from April 1971 with updates to 1975. Paperback, 96 pages with operation and description of use,
disassembly, maintenance, and sub-assemblies, with over 100 diagrams.
This is a translation of the original manual for the MG 3 and MG 3 A1 belt fed machine gun,
as published and used by the German Armed Forces.
The A1 is the designation for the coaxial and remote mounted MG, mounted without the shoulder stock.
This explains the receiver and barrel markings, the proper use of the aircraft defense sight, and has 6 pages on the belt loader,
as well as the usual disassembly/assembly text and pictures. It has some duplication of the other manuals (naturally),
but there are a lot of modern details that are not in the earlier translations.
It also shows the spring-loaded feed pin on the bolt and how to disassemble it.
This manual is the mate to the next two manuals below (Lafette and Optics).
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Table of Contents - 3 packed pages --- page 6 --- page 18
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MG 3 / 3A1 Repair Manual - Modern Military Issue
Maschinengewehr MG 3 und MG 3A1 - Machinegun MG 3 and MG 3A1.
The mate to the above manual, this is a Troop and Field Repair Manual, dated 2001, 56 pages.
If you need a manual with exploded diagrams for your parts kit, PDV 918 above is better,
but this has many exploded parts diagrams in it too.
This manual explains the lower level repairs such as how to change the bolt rollers (the easy way),
adjust the sights, how the trigger, stock, and sight assemblies go together,
how to use the recoil spring strength tester, the bore erosion gauge, MG3 combination tool,
and the Receiver Repair Tool Kit. It also shows several special tools for working on the MG 3,
which is of course, the modern version of the MG42.
This manual is not as high-end as the wartime dated armorers manual (above), but it still has enough details
to make this a valuable source for knowing how to repair the MG.
This manual will be particularly useful if you have any of the 3 tool kits the German armorer used for working on the MG3.
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Table of Contents - 2 pages --- page 7 --- pages 18, 19
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MG 3 Night Vision Scope Operators Manual - Modern Military Issue
TDv 5855/013-13 - Bildverstarker-Zielfernrohr fur Handwaffen FERO-Z51 ZUB
Night Vision Telescopic Sight for Hand Weapons.
This is the manual for the recently imported German night vision scope for the MG3 machinegun, G3 rifle, and Panzerbusche 84.
This is a direct, page by page translation of the manuals that were issued with this scope. 81 pages, 8.5"H x 5.5"W.
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Original Cover --- Table of Contents 4 Full pages --- page 1 --- page 22 --- page 59
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MG 3 Lafette Operators Manual - Modern Military Issue -- MG 3 Lafette - Bundeswehr M.G. 3 Ground Tripod.
The actual name of "tripod" refers to the anti-aircraft (light) tripod used to shoot when standing up.
This is the heavy ground tripod, often found with optics and the battery box. July 1971 with updates to 1988.
Paperback, 50 pages with operation and description of use, maintenance, and sub-assembly diagrams.
This is a translation of the original German manual for all the M.G. 3 tripods that have been imported and adapted
to other weapons besides the M.G. 42, such as the Browning 1919A4. Optics are not included in this manual (see below).
If you would like to see a picture of the English language label for inside the Battery Box for the lighting accessory, click here.
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Table of Contents page 1 --- Table of Contents page 2 --- Table of Contents page 3 --- page 6 --- page 17 --- page 19
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Not Ready yet MG 3 Lafette Repair Manual - Modern Military Issue
This is the mate to the above manual. This one has exploded diagrams and shows each part.
It is sitting here waiting to be translated, but the author has had so many good other manuals to work on,
this one has been moved to the bottom of the pile.
It will be done, eventually, he just can not say when right now.
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MG 3 Lafette Optics Manual (Large) - Modern Military Issue - MG 1 / MG 3 Lafette Optics TDv 1240/034-13
This March 1986 dated, military issue manual is referenced in the above Lafette manual on page iii.
Originally 60+ pages with a lot of wasted space and blank pages,
it has been reformatted to 40 pages with all the original text and illustrations.
It is not to be confused with the much smaller manual (listed below).
If you have one of these fine scopes, this is the manual that explains the ranging reticle
and how to care for your optics. 40 pages, paperback.
If you would like to see a picture of the English language label for inside the Battery Box for the lighting accessory, click here.
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Table of Contents 3 full pages --- page 14
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MG 3 Lafette Optics Manual (Small) - Modern Commercial Publication
MG 1 / MG 3 Lafette Optics - This is a reprint of the original English language Hensoldt manual.
This is the factory issued manual for the periscope-type optics that come with the MG3 Lafette
(the manual for the tripod itself is listed above).
It is not exactly the most detailed manual that the author has ever seen, but it is the one issued in English by Hensoldt.
18 pages, paperback.
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Table of Contents --- page 9 --- page 16
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MG 42 Picture Manual for the Glass Slide Instruction Series - WW2 Military Issue
Bildheft 142a, Bildheft 142b, Bildheft 142c, Das M.G. 42 - Picture Book 142a, 142b, and 142c, The M.G. 42.
This is three manuals combined into one volume, showing the main assemblies of the gun,
what happens inside the gun during loading and shooting,
and how to inspect the MG in preparation for shooting. Originally issued as three separate manuals,
each had the same format of two captions on the left page as the book lays open,
with the corresponding pictures (no line drawings) on the right page (two captions with pictures for each pair of pages).
Shortly after the adoption of the MG42, a muzzle brake (replacing the flash suppressor) was issued for it.
The muzzle brake was delivered in very limited quantities, and nobody seems to have one today,
but Bildheft 142a from 1943 has clear pictures of the muzzle brake on the MG42,
and a great close-up exploded-view picture showing how it is made, attached, and what is inside.
The Germans had a sets of slides they would show to the troops for training on the MG42.
These manuals were made to go along with the A, B, and C series
of the training slide show sets, and are about the same as the slide show except on paper.
The picture on page 19 (below) shows the muzzle brake on the MG.
Page 15 (not below) shows a close-up of the brake disassembled.
100 pages, paperback, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2".
Original Covers --- pages 18, 19
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MG 34/42 Pre-firing Inspection Manual - WW2 Military Issue
Merkblatt 25b/34 - Richtlinien fur Uberprufung von Waffe und Ausbildungsstand am M.G. 34 und 42
Guidelines for Inspection of the Weapon and Effectiveness of Teaching about the M.G. 34 and 42. Dated 1944.
Not extremely detailed as this is not a full manual. It does contain the basics to check for with the 34 and 42 before firing,
and has a question and answer section at the back to make sure the student understands the basics. C
ontains a good version of the "Twelve Commandments for the M.G. Shooter". 19 pages of text, no pictures. 8.5"H x 5.5"W.
A good supplement, but not a replacement for a fully detailed manual. Priced accordingly
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Table of Contents
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Observation and Measuring Equipment - WW2 Military Issue
Beobachtungs- und Vermessungsgerat Heft 3 - Observation and Measuring Equipment, Vol. 3.
Description and use manual for the M.G. Telescopic Sight (MG. Z.), M.G. Aiming Circle, M.G. Aiming Fixture,
M.G. Measuring Triangle, M.G. Aiming Assembly,
Measuring Triangle 34, Aiming fixture 35, Emergency Sight for the 3.7 cm Pak, and
the Aiming Fixture for the Light Mortar (1936 production).
This manual provides a thorough description and limited instructions for use of the above equipment.
62 pages, 8.5"H x 5.5"W.
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Original Cover --- Table of Contents --- page 11 --- page 16 --- page 26 --- page 41 --- page 46 --- page 54 --- page 60
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MG 34 Operators Manual - WW2 era Commercial Publication
M.G. 34 Method of Operation - Only 16 pages, but packed with 32 illustrations explaining how the gun works internally,
and what happens with each action of the gun. A very informative small manual.
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page 11 --- page 15
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MG 34 Inspection and Repair Manual - WW2 Military Issue - HDv 181/6
Untersuchung und Instandsetzung des Infanteriegerates, Teil 6 - Inspection and Repair of the Infantry Devices, Part 6
Inspection and Repair of the MG34. Dated Aug. 1, 1941 with 40 pages, no pictures,
all text about the repair and maintenance of the MG34. It is not as extensively detailed as the MG42 armorers manual,
but this is the only manual that the author has found for repairing the MG34.
This explains how to keep the MG34 running, what goes wrong, and how to fix it.
There seems to have been two levels for repairing the MG34.
This manual covers the less technical gun mechanic level, explaining maintenance that would be done in the local gun workshop.
Guns needing repairs that are beyond the scope of this manual were to be sent in to the
"Authorized Army Field Troop Repair Workshop". If that did not fix it, the gun went back to the manufacturer.
This manual does cover most of the common repairs for the MG34,
including spring tension specs for the recoil and firing pin springs,
and the repairs for the most common problems.
The first 7 pages are a general explanation of procedures, most of the remainder of the
manual is a table detailing causes, remedies, and specs for the repairs.
This manual contains information that simply is not in any other manual, and is without a doubt worth the purchase price.
Warning! As with the MG42 repair manual (above), this manual assumes you have a working knowledge of the MG34
and know the names of the parts and how it all goes together. This MG34 repair manual does not have information about
how to disassemble and assemble the MG34, or how the gun operates.
A gun mechanic would already know the basics, so they are not included.
If you are not already experienced and familiar with the MG34 and its operation, this should not be a first manual.
Recommended prior reading is the D 124/1 (below), since that manual has pictures and names of all the parts in the MG34,
and explains the basics.
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Table of Contents --- page 17
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MG 34 Operators Manual - WW2 era Commercial Publication
M.G. 34 Butz Manual - 1942 Edition. Paperback, 212 pages. The famous MG 34 Butz manual, translated into English.
If you are a fan of the M.G. 34, this is the manual to have.
Myrvangs MG34/MG42 book dedicates 12 pages to telling you some of the contents of this manual.
Now you can enjoy the entire book. Originally in small format with 240 pages.
It has reformatted it to a larger size page to make it easier to read. This manual contains all the original text and graphics.
Optics are not included in this manual other than pictures detailing the parts.
Please look at the 5 packed content pages - there is too much to list in this ad.
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Original Cover --- Table of Contents --- Contents pages 6, 7 --- Contents pages 8, 9
pages 15, 16 --- pages 34, 35 --- page 102
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MG 34 WaTafel Manual - WW2 German Issue
Wa 32/33 - The M.G. 34 in Pictures. German soldiers could buy (with their own money)
small 4 to 12 page fold-up booklets which would give a general overview of a particular subject or weapon.
These were called Waffentafeln (weapons tables), or Ausbildungtafeln (instruction tables) and were identified by "Wa"
or other letters depending on subject, and the number of the booklet.
There are 74 of them that the author have been able to identify, has collected about 60 of those so far.
These are printed entirely on 67 lb. paper, the same weight as the cover paper on the other manuals.
They are brief and informative booklets, but not a replacement for a full manual. This one is 7 pages.
More Tafeln will become available as the authors time allows.
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Listing of all Tables
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MG 34 Trigger System Picture Manual - The M.G. 34 Trigger System.
This booklet has been created by combining the graphics from a WWII MG34 trigger system training poster and
information from MG34 manual D 124/1, and the MG34 Glass Slide Manual 131c.
Until now, the complicated design and method of operation of the MG34 trigger system has always been
something that had to be accepted without understanding it.
This manual has 6 color illustrations with explanations of how the trigger system works in semi and full auto modes.
This manual contains nothing about the variable speed trigger system.
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page one
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MG 34 Picture Manual for the Glass Slide Instruction Series - WW2 Military Issue
Das M.G. 34. Volume 3. For Glass Slide Series 131c. Movements in the weapon during loading and shooting.
This booklet is the same format as the MG 42 glass slide series listed above.
The complicated design and method of operation of the MG34 has been a mystery to many people, the author included.
This 51 page manual was written to accompany the slide show which fully explains
the details of each step of loading and firing, with 42 pictures and captions of each step of how the gun works.
This includes cutaway views, details of how the trigger system works
(this does not contain anything for the variable rate trigger, however), and all the motions inside the gun including the bolt catch.
THIS is the manual you want if you want to know how the MG34 works inside.
None of the other manuals have the details like this one.
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Original Cover --- Table of Contents --- pages 24, 25 --- pages 38, 39
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MG 34 Picture Book - WW2 Military Issue
Bildtafeln des M.G. 34 - Pictures of the M.G. 34.
This 1943 dated booklet contains the cutaway views showing the operation of the M.G.
and what happens during stoppages (jams).
Contains 8 line drawings and 2 pages of ads that were at the back of the original booklet.
Paperback, 11 pages. An original wartime manual.
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page 4
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MMG 34 Operators Manual - Pre WW2 Military Issue -- 1936
D 127/1 - Anleitung für die Bedienung und Verwendung des M.G.34
Instruction for the Operation and Use of the M.G. 34. This is a 1936 dated manual for the MG-34.
The double drum magazine for the MG34 was still in common use at this time, and a little information is included about it.
There is not a lot of information about the gun itself covered in this manual that is not covered
in the later manuals that the author has done.
This manual does show the bicycle mountings used for the MG and Lafette, as well as arrangements for carrying on motorcycles
and how the horses are to be packed with equipment, and has lots of previously unseen pictures contained in 94 pages.
Table of Contents --- Table of Contents page 2 --- page 28 --- page 75 --- page 84
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MG 34 Operators Manual - Pre-WW2 Military Issue -- 1937
D 127/2 - Anleitung fur die Bedienung und Verwendung des M.G.34 - Instruction for the Operation and Use of the M.G. 34.
This is the January 1937 mate to the D 127/1 manual above.
This manual has information about operation of the telescopic sight, the Lafette, what the M.G. squad members carry,
their functions for supporting the M.G., and lists of contents which are taken along on the march.
Interesting reading with some good pictures contained in 80 pages.
Table of Contents --- Table of Contents page 2 --- page 16 --- page 31 --- page 66
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MG 34 Operators Manual - WW2 Military Issue
D 124/1 - Maschinengewehr M.G. 34, Description, Operation and Care. Sept. 1, 1943.
This manual is the mate to the M.G. 34 Lafette manual below. A very detailed manual about how the machinegun works,
showing and naming individual parts, accessories, and mounts. Paperback, 56 pages, with parts diagrams and list.
An original wartime manual.
Table of Contents --- page 24 --- page 43
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MG 34 Lafette Operator Manual -- MG 34 and MG 42 Lafette Manual - WW2 Military Issue
The wartime MG34 Lafette manual was used for the MG42 Lafette.
Other than the way the gun itself is mounted, they are the same Lafette.
Later MG42 manuals refer the reader to the MG34 Lafette manual as there was no separate MG42 Lafette manual issued.
D 124/2 - The Maschinengewehr M.G. 34 Lafette 34. The Ground Tripod, Description, Operation and Care. March 5, 1943.
Complete description and operation of the ground tripod including the setup and mechanics of the Searching Fire Device.
Optics are not included in this manual. Paperback, 44 pages. An original wartime manual.
This Lafette (ground mount) is the same as for the MG42, with the exception of how the weapon is mounted to the Tripod.
According to the 1944 MG42 armorer's manual (above), there wasn't a separate MG42 Lafette manual,
this MG34 Lafette manual was the only one issued and was to be referred to for the MG42 Lafette.
The searching fire device and Lafette is the same for both the 34 and 42 Lafette and its operation is detailed in this manual.
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Table of Contents --- Table of Figures --- pages 27 --- pages 38, 39
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MG 34 Indirect Aiming Manual - WW2 German Issue
Das indirekte Richten der schweren Maschinengewehre - Indirect Aiming of the heavy Machinegun.
We all knew the MGZ and MGZ 40 telescopic sights could do a lot more than just aim at the target.
This manual explains the need for the telescopic sight to pivot fully around and how that is used for indirect fire.
It is not specifically written as an MGZ manual,
but a lot of questions are answered about the extra capabilities the lafette mounted scopes have.
This manual also gives some detail about how to set up the searching fire mechanism, how the aiming circle is used and set up,
how to use the measuring triangle (the complicated aluminum double disk device with extended legs) for plotting, aiming stakes,
and the deckungswinkelmesser (cover slope measurer).
The most interesting moment was when the author realized how the mebdreieck (aluminum measuring triangle) actually worked.
What a neat piece of equipment: Algebra can be used to find the length of the other two sides of a triangle.
If you know the length of one side and two angles. We used to do that in our high school math classes.
The measuring triangle is a triangulation slide rule, made for determining the distance to the target for precise
ranging by using an aiming circle and an MGZ to determine two angles,
and measuring one side by stepping it off or using the distance measurer.
About 8.5" H x 7" W. As the manual lays open, the left page has two descriptions which are
associated with the two illustrations on the right page.
There are 86 illustrations. 92 pages total.
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Original Cover --- Table of Contents --- pages 27, 28 --- pages 31, 32
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MG 34/42 Pre-firing Inspection Manual - WW2 Military Issue
Merkblatt 25b/34 - Richtlinien fur Uberprufung von Waffe und Ausbildungsstand am M.G. 34 und 42
Guidelines for Inspection of the Weapon and Effectiveness of Teaching about the M.G. 34 and 42. Dated 1944.
Not extremely detailed as this is not a full manual. It does contain the basics to check for with the 34 and 42 before firing,
and has a question and answer section at the back to make sure the student understands the basics.
Contains a good version of the "Twelve Commandments for the M.G. Shooter". 19 pages of text, no pictures. 8.5"H x 5.5"W.
A good supplement, but not a replacement for a fully detailed manual. Priced accordingly
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Table of Contents
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MG 08 Operators Manual - Schmitt - Das Maschinengewehr Gert (MG 08) mit allen Neuerungen
The Machinegun Device (MG 08) with all Improvements
This private purchase manual (Soldiers were often expected to purchase many of their own manuals with their own pay)
was published by Schmitt, exclusively for the MG-08. It is not a combined manual with the MG-08/15,
and as such, has details for the 08 that are not in the other manuals.
It is 116 pages, with 5 tables (fold-outs) at the end.
Four fold-outs are black and white, two of them are over 16inch long, and the color picture has been divided
into two pictures on separate sheets so that the full 25inch picture size could be represented
without reducing the overall size. This color picture has the part names of the MG in both German and English
(on the color table only).
Splitting the long color picture saved $2 in printing costs, and the price of this manual has been reduced by $2 from the previous,
single page picture version. Table one (the color picture) is shown below as a single picture,
but is now the split picture to reduce costs,
Table 2 is a cutaway of the right side of the gun, Table 3 is a cutaway of the left side,
Table 4 is the Sled, and Table 5 is the Tripod.
The Germans loved putting fold-out pages in their manuals, and these pictures were so good that the author
could not bring himself to crop or shrink the pictures.
All 5 tables are their full, original size, and Table 1 which is the only picture that was originally in color,
has been reproduced in color for this manual.
This operator/training manual explains the MG in detail, with 47 illustrations within the text.
Order this manual with the Hemmungen (Stoppages) manual below and the Bildliche manual below that,
and get all three for $38. If you like the MG-08, this one is required reading.
Dated 1934, about 8-1/2inch High x 5-1/2inch Wide.
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MMG 08 Stoppages Manual - WW1 Commercial Publication - Zusammenstellung der Hemmungen an M.G. 08 (und 08/15)
Compilation of Stoppages for the MG 08 (and 08/15). - This is a 1917 dated manual listing the causes, symptoms and
remedies for jams of all types for the classic 08 and 08/15 machineguns. The picture of Page 5 is typical of the whole booklet.
Paperback, 21 pages, 8-1/2inch High x 5-1/2inch Wide.
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page 5

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MMG 08 Parts Manual - Between Wars Military Issue - Bildliche Darstellungen zum M.G. 08 und l.M.G. 08.
Figurative Representations of the M.G. 08 and l.M.G. 08. This is a parts listing of the M.G.08 which was army issued
and used for ordering parts by referencing the names of the parts pictured at the back of the manual.
This manual contains the original German name, and right under it is the English translation.
Best guess for a date on this manual is the late 1920s.
This has 25 pages of parts listings (counting both English and German),
and 13 pages of parts pictures. Paperback, 44 pages, 8-1/2inch High x 5-1/2inch Wide.
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MG 08 Illustrated Operators Manual - Between Wars Commercial Publication
S.M.G. Bilderbuch - Heavy Machinegun Picture Book.
This is a 1931 dated commercially produced manual for the students of the MG08.
It contains 73 illustrations, each with a caption or explanation, plus an appendix.
Calling this a picture book is a little misleading, though that is the actual title of the book.
This is an operators manual with lots of great pictures showing each step of operation, with a description of each picture
to explain the motions shown in the picture. It is not just a book full of "look at the pretty gun" pictures.
Originally printed at about 4inch High x 6-1/2inch Wide,
this book has been reformatted to include two pictures on each page instead of one,
and enlarged to a printed size of 8-1/2inch High x 7inch Wide with 80 pages. This makes the book much easier to print,
and easier means cheaper for the buyer. This manual has excellent pictures on disassembly, clearing stoppages,
changing the barrel, and using the ruptured case extractor among others.
Some of the pictures in this manual were used in Dolf Goldsmiths fine book "The Devil's Paintbrush - Sir Hiram Maxim's Gun".
This is an excellent quality reproduction of a very rare manual, now in English.
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Table of contents --- pages 25, 26

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MG 08 Shooting Stands (Gun Mount) Manual - Between Wars Military Issue
H.Dv. 368, Heft 1b - Die Schiebgestelle fur Die MG 08 - H.Dv. 368, Volume 1b - Shooting Stands for the MG 08.
This manual has details of the construction and use of the shooting stands for the MG 08, including the sled,
extension tube for shooting at aircraft, the tripod, and the auxiliary mount which was used on the ground
or attached to a tree stump or post.
59 pages, with 34 very clear and detailed pictures and illustrations, about 8.5" High x 5.5" Wide.
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Original Cover --- Table of contents --- Inside Page --- pages 8, 9 --- page 33 --- pages 56-57

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MG 08/15 - 08/18 Operators Manual - Between Wars Military Issue
H.Dv. 368, Heft 2 - Die Maschinengewehr 08/15 und 08/18 mit Schiebgestellen
H.Dv. 368, Vol. 2 - The Machinegun 08/15 and 08/18 with Shooting Stands
This Army issue manual (H.Dv. stands for Heeres Dienstvorschrift, or Army Instruction Manual) has tons of information
about this fine old German classic. This manual covers the MG in great detail with 129 pages and includes 80 pictures.
Check the Contents page link below to see the MG08/15 section. The air cooled MG 08/18 is covered as well,
with differences from the water cooled 08/15 detailed in its own section.
Disassembly, assembly, operation, construction, stoppages, operation of the Lock 08 and Lock 16, and more.
A very thorough manual. - Dated 1935, about 8-1/2" High x 5-1/2" Wide.
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Table of contents --- pages 36, 37 --- pages 62, 63 --- pages 94, 95

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MG 08/15 - 08/18 Operators Manual - Denckler Manual - Handbuch fur den l.M.G. Unterricht
Handbook for the light Machine Gun Instruction.
This 103 page manual is for the MG-08 15/18 water and air cooled classic M.G. from the Great War and World War II.
As part of the well known Denckler series of manuals, it contains a full description of operation,
disassembly, the Lock 08 and 16, with 13 pages devoted to the causes and clearance of stoppages.
46 pictures and 1 table. Dated 1935, about 8-1/2" High x 5-1/2" Wide.
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Table of contents --- page 37 --- page 67 --- page 103

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MG 08/15 Illustrated Operators Manual - Between Wars Commercial Publication
L.M.G. Bilderbuch - Light Machinegun Picture Book.
This is a 1933 dated commercially produced manual for the MG08/15,
in the same format as the above picture manual for the MG 08.
It contains 77 pictures, each with a caption or explanation, plus an appendix for each Chapter.
Even though the actual title of this book is a "picture" book,
a better description would be that it is a very well illustrated operators manual.
This instruction manual has lots of great pictures showing each step of operation,
with a description of each picture to explain the contents of the picture.
It is not just a book full of pictures, rather it is an operators manual, with a heavy emphasis on illustrating the steps explained.
Originally printed at about 4"High x 6-1/2"Wide, this book has been reformatted to include two pictures
on each page instead of one, and enlarged to a printed size of 8-1/2"High x 7"Wide with 86 pages.
This manual has excellent pictures on disassembly, clearing stoppages,
changing the barrel, and loading from the Drum Magazine.
This is an excellent quality reproduction of a very rare manual, now in English.
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Original Cover --- figures 29, 30 --- figures 35-36

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MG 08/15 and LMG 08/15 Parts Manual - WW1 Military Issue
Bildliche Darstellungen zum MG 08/15, LMG 08/15, und zum Gurtfuller.
Figurative Representations of the MG 08/15 and LMG 08/15, and for the Belt Filler.
While the title technically translates to "figurative representations",
the illustrations in the manual are actually photographs of each part.
This is a 1918 dated parts listing for the MG 08/15 which was army issued and used for ordering parts by
referencing the names of the parts as pictured in the manual.
It was made specifically for the MG 08/15 and LMG 08/15, with the different parts noted for each gun.
It even has the sizes (length, diameter, and head style) of all the rivets. A very nicely detailed manual.
As with the MG 08 manual, this manual contains the original German name, and right under it is the English translation.
Paperback, 35 pages, 8-1/2" High x 5-1/2" Wide.
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MG 15 Operators Manual - WW2 Military Issue - L. Dv. 110/1 - Beschreibung und Bedienungsvorschrift fur das M.G. 15
Description and Operating Instructions for the M.G. 15.
This 1939 dated manual is a translation of the 129 page Luftwaffe manual for the M.G. 15 air-cooled machine gun.
Chapter One covers the M.G. itself, Chapter Two is about the Sight Assemblies,
Chapter Three is all about the double drum (DT 15),
Chapter Four covers the Tool Pouches, Shell Sack, Shell Tube, and Cartridge Remover,
Chapter Five is about the Armorers Tool Box,
Transport, Parts, Storage, and Barrel Boxes, and Chapter Six covers the stock and ground use accessories.
Includes 3 cutaway drawings and dozens of pictures.
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page 23 --- page 31 --- page 71

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MG 13 Operators Manual - WW2 Military Issue - D. 130 - Gebrauchsanleitung fur M.G. 13 (Dreyse)
Instructions for Use for the M.G. 13 (Dreyse). This is a 1933 dated army issue manual containing 51 sets of text/pictures
(text on the left page, picture on the right), with a chapter on the sequence of operation and stoppages.
132 pages, about 4-1/4" High x 6-3/4" Wide.
This manual and the M.G. 13 manual below are recommended as a pair, as they are very different manuals
and complement each other very well.
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Table of contents --- figure 13 --- figure 14

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MG 13 Operators Manual - WW2 Military Issue - H.Dv. 369 - Das Maschinengewehrgerat 13 - The Machinegun 13.
71 pages of solid text describing in great detail the assembly, construction,
and method of operation of the individual machinegun parts,
with 4 fold-out tables at the back showing all the parts and accessories.
This was originally published in 1938 and was reprinted with revisions in 1942.
This manual is great for explaining exactly how it all works, and is a great complement to the above illustrated M.G. 13 manual.
The two are recommended together as they do not duplicate their contents. 8.5"H x 5.5"W
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Original Cover --- Table of contents (4 pages) --- page 35 --- table 2

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Schwarzlose Operators Manual - 1936 Private Purchase AND 1913 Military Issue
8mm M 07/12 schweres Maschinengewehr (1936)
AND Instruktion uber die Einrichtung und Verwendung der Maschinengewehre (1913)
8mm M 07/12 Heavy Machinegun (1936)
AND Instructions about the Use of the Machinegun (Schwarzlose) M. 7/12. Two manuals in one volume.
The 1913 manual has 68 pages and 5 fold-out pictures in the back showing cut-away views of the parts
and pictures of the armorers tool and parts chests.
The 1936 manual has 68 pages. Both explain the operation, troubleshooting, and care of this unique
Austrian WWI belt fed heavy machinegun.
Each manual highlights the subjects in a different way, so combining these two manuals into one volume gives very
thorough coverage about the details of this unusual machinegun.
This is fascinating for the study of early techniques to accomplish the goal of automatic fire, and is indispensable for an
owner of this singularly designed belt fed, water cooled M.G.
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Original Covers --- Table of contents 1936 --- page 11 --- page 25 ---
Table of contents 1913 --- page 7 --- page 41 --- table 1

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RPD Repair Manual - East German Issue - DV 40/12 Instandsetzungsvorschrift for das 7.62 leichte Maschinengewehr D
Repair Manual for the 7.62 light Machinegun D (RPD). The East German RPD repair (armorer) manual
100 pages, dated 1960 with 130 illustrations for the examination, diagnosis, and repair of this light machinegun.
As is typical with the East German repair manuals, there are lots of dimensions on the drawings of the individual parts,
even listing the type of steel and Rockwell hardness, rivet and spring dimensions with charts for hardening temperatures,
and how to make many of the small parts (including springs) when they are not available from the warehouse.
Lots of serious details are in this Armorer repair manual.
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Original cover --- Table of contents --- pages 46 - 47 --- pages 96 - 97

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